Reception of Dr. Abiy Ahmed’s Chairmanship – Qeerroo Reactions
The reception of Dr. Abiy Ahmed’s selection as EPRDF Chairman has been mostly positive.
The ‘Qeerroo’ have repeatedly asked for Oromo representation in the federal government. They have organized city and region-wide boycotts, using social media to share their objectives and ultimatums.
They also threatened an oil blockade on March 13 in opposition of the State of Emergency and the incarceration of top Oromia officials.
Has Dr. Abiy Ahmed’s selection satisfied their desires?
Do they believe he will solve the burning questions the Oromo people have carried with them for so long?
Deutsche Welle talks to some Qeerroo to understand their reaction to Dr. Abiy Ahmed’s appointment.